COMING DECEMBER 2019
Students in states with lacking education. Policy makers. Students who identify as LGBTQ+. Teachers. Student activists. These are the types of people for which Education from an Equal was created, and these are the people to which the second season of Education from an Equal intends to introduce you. What began as a podcast of a single student, a peer, an equal talking directly to the audience about her own perspectives has now grown to include the perspectives of others. It is crucial that I provide you with various different viewpoints, not just my own, detailing who health education impacts and who has the power to make change. America needs health curriculum that represents the needs of its youth, and I intend to raise awareness and catalyze the changes that need to be made in America.
Eryn Rhodes is a high school senior living in Texas. She is involved in her school’s theater department, horseback riding, and recently started a club for new students called New Kids on the Block. Eryn is interested in pursuing a degree in political sciences for her undergraduate education and plans to attend law school. She’s had firsthand experience with the lack of sex education taught in schools during her high school years in Texas, and has seen the way that affects her and her peers.
EPISODE TWO: PJ STEINBERG
PJ Steinberg is passionate about community organizing and public health. In the next year, they will be taking a gap year to work and travel before going to a four year college. They studied health and community development in India and was one of the first students at Lakeridge High School to start an informational campaign about queer people.
EPISODE THREE: ANDREA SALINAS
For more than 20 years, Andrea Salinas has been working to protect and pass policies that help women and children, working people, seniors and the environment. She was appointed to the legislature in September 2017 and won her first election in 2018. Since that time, she has been working to lower the price of prescription drugs, prevent bankruptcy from medical debt, increase the legal remedies for victims of strangulation, and improve sexual harassment investigations in K-12 schools.
EPISODE FOUR: KAMERIN VILLAGOMEZ
Kamerin Villagomez is a Senior at West Linn High School. She is involved in theatre, and is a board member for West Linn United, an inclusive club at her school. She has been working toward creating tools on how to address sexual assault and harassment in school since junior year with the help of her peers. She has seen first-hand the impact of a poor sexual education system and fights for equity in her district.